The system colors will change depending on the wallpaper, and all the elements will become larger.
Google unveiled a beta version of Android 12 with a new design at the Google I/O 2021 conference. Samir Samat, vice president of product management for Android and Google Play, called the update “the biggest design change in the history of Android.”
When you change the wallpaper, the system will automatically extract the dominant and additional colors from the wallpaper and apply these colors to buttons, sliders, and other system objects.
A large clock will appear in the center of the lock screen.
There will be a new system of widgets that will change the background color depending on which part of the screen they are in.
Due to the fact that the main elements have become larger, fewer buttons and menu items will be displayed on one screen.
The system animation will be updated: for example, when you unlock and connect your phone, waves of shadow and light will appear on the screen. The scrolling animation will change: everything on the screen will stretch slightly as you scroll to the end.
Notifications have become larger, and groups will visually merge into one “bubble”.
A small green dot in the upper-right corner of the screen will indicate that the camera or microphone is turned on. Two additional switches will appear in the quick settings to completely disable the camera or microphone.
You can choose whether to send approximate or exact geolocation to the apps.
A shared privacy dashboard will appear, showing you in a pie chart how many times apps have accessed your camera, microphone, or geolocation in the last 24 hours.
The phone can be used as a remote control for Android TV.
On some Pixel and Samsung Galaxy models with Android 12, you will be able to add a digital car key. It will only work with some unnamed 2021 and 2022 models.
The beta version of Android 12 has been available to developers since February 2021. The operating system will be officially released at the end of 2021, and the first beta version for users will be available on May 18.